The Build It Weekend

Get Your Hands Dirty!

The Build It Weekend is a national university-level hardware hackathon that will be held for the first time during the weekend of April 21-23, 2017. It is jointly organized by the AUB Robotics Club and the IEEE AUB Student Branch

Teams will consist of three students. Your goal is to design, build and program a working prototype of a project that will achieve a specific purpose. An exhibition will be held at the end of the event, where each team will showcase their project, and have it assessed by a panel of judges. Prizes of $1500 will be given to the top teams.

Typically, entrepreneurship hackathons are focused on successful business models, with minimal consideration given to the implementation. In contrast, here the goal is ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ and develop your prototyping skills. We just need your project to be a cool working prototype. What’s more, there are no constraints when it comes to picking your topic, but we have a list of suggested ideas for you to look over.

All the necessary tools will be provided, as well as access to computer-based manufacturing tools, like 3D printers and CNC machines, for you to use. Also, a special team will be available to provide technical assistance and advice.

Registration for the event is free and open to all university students in Lebanon. To register, kindly fill in this form:

Check the weekend’s schedule here.


AUB Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

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